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Indigenous Languages: Preserving a part of culture

By Mark Snider

November 8, 2015

By Mark SniderStaff writerNearly 40 percent of the world’s languages are endangered, according to Jenny L. Davis, assistant professor of American Indian Studies and Anthropology.“New generations are not taught the language (indigenous languages) within their homes and learning institutions,” Davis said.In an inc...

Crisis Nursery publicizes $1.9 million expansion campaign

Crisis Nursery publicizes $1.9 million expansion campaign

By Madison Johnston

May 17, 2015

The children of Champaign-Urbana at risk of neglect or abuse may have a bigger safe haven thanks to the expansion efforts of Crisis Nursery.In a press conference on Tuesday, Crisis Nursery declared it is in the midst of a $1.9 million campaign to expand their building and staffing to meet the increasing...

The most festive street in Urbana

The most festive street in Urbana

By Annabeth Carlson

December 11, 2014

For Rich Barnett, the annual opening of Candlestick Lane means it is time to dress as Frosty the Snowman. For Kim Harden, it means decorating her yard with the help of her children. And for Kipp Bates, it means seeing his three-year-old son’s excitement when Grant Place is brightly illuminated by ...

Dia de los Muertos offers opportunity to celebrate life

Dia de los Muertos offers opportunity to celebrate life

By Becky Nguyen

November 3, 2014

La Casa Cultural Latina, University YMCA and La Casa Alliance of Student Organizations came together to celebrate Dia de los Muertos on Thursday at the University YMCA. Latzer Hall’s perimeter was aligned with altars in commemoration of loved ones and colorful banners to liven up the dim room.   There w...

Former preschool art teacher produces series of children’s books on artists

Former preschool art teacher produces series of children’s books on artists

By Earn Saenmuk

June 16, 2014

When Judy Lee, a 28-year-old freelance graphic designer in Urbana, got a job offer to become a preschool art teacher, she didn’t know what to do. She was terrified — she wasn’t sure if she could actually work with children or not. She planned to reject the offer; however, all her friends encourage...